Every year politicians use songs to make their speeches sizzle. If you don't pay, that's a no-no and as TV host John Oliver points out, it's STEALING.
Watch this catchy video and see if you can point out some familiar faces. Usher, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Imagine Dragons, Heart, and Michael Bolton singing, "Don't Use Our Song." Start at 3:10 in if you just want the song.
Conan O'Brien had a bunch of celebrities "audition" for Young Han Solo from Star Wars and it's awesome! Watch for Melissa McCarthy, Jodie Foster, Bill Hader, Adam Sandler, 50 Cent, Jeff Goldblum and so many more...
The Republican National Convention featured actor Scott Baio and a guy from Duck Dynasty, but it looks like the Democratic National Convention will be packed with celebrities (even if some are protesting).
Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon, and Danny Glover are all in Philadelphia to support Bernie Sanders and his platform. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton has a pretty star-studded lineup for the convention:
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When a player leaves a team their jersey gets deeply discounted, but it's usually half-off or so. A store in Oklahoma City is pretty upset about Kevin Durant leaving for the Golden State Warriors, so they marked his jersey down 99%!
And can we get an Amen for the fantastic music choice?
The show Luke Cage will be on Netflix in September and got a huge response at San Diego Comic Con with show runners telling Vanity Fair, "There aren't that many black superheroes." Then, making reference to the extremely tense and divisive status of race relations in America, they declared, "The world is ready for a bulletproof black man."
After Minnesota Lynx players wore t-shirts that said "Black Lives Matter" at a game on July 9th, police working security walked out. Following the t-shirt protest, other teams and players started doing the same.
Now the WNBA has stepped in after asking organizations to knock it off on the court.
Players for the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, and Indiana Fever were all fined $500 each and the teams were fined $5,000 for their participation. No word yet from the teams if they will keep the shirts.